The Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 2014 will be unveiled on the opening day of ICE next week. But how have previous winners fared?

One of the beauties of the Hot 50 is that we keep it fresh every year. Nobody gets in twice. Well, we’ve managed to stick to that rule thus far. One of our judges suggested that rule should stay in place for five years. That seemed like asking a lot of the judges and the readership to pick 50 fresh faces a year for five years but given the expansion of the industry into new markets and new technologies, perhaps it is a possibility.

With the Hot 50 due to be unveiled at ICE next week, we thought the time was right to have a look at previous winners. Did the judges get it right? Have the Hot 50 winners continued to impress or is it a poisoned chalice? Who has a case for repeat inclusion?

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